Sector Forensics provides extensive support to solicitors, barristers and businesses. Our fully researched quality evidential packages include experienced independent expert witness services to fully support your case from initiation to conclusion.
Regulatory compliance investigations
Examinations on behalf of or pertaining to clients suspected of wrongdoing internally or externally, including ones under investigation by regulators such as the Government, Serious Fraud Office (SFO), HM Revenue & Customs, General Medical Council (GMC) and General Dental Council (GDC).
Our vast experience of working with these organisations helps to greatly reduce the time and ultimate cost of investigations of this type.
We advise and lead through the process and provision of full continuity of verified evidential data in a wide range of cases.
Ediscovery and disclosure
Sector Forensics will guide you from start to finish throughout e-investigations, giving advice on planning including filling out Electronic Document Questionnaires (EDQ) and managing ediscovery and edisclosure exercises that are proportional to the case so that case costs don't escalate out of control. Sector Forensics can act as a single joint expert with complete independence or can aid you in managing multiple forensic companies carrying out various stages of the process.
Email and Electronic Document Analysis
Sector Forensics has vast experience of examining emails and documents involved in Civil cases to provide evidence for verification of authenticity.
Handwriting Analysis and Forensic Document Examination
The discipline of forensic document examination becomes pertinent when some aspect of its authorship, origin or authenticity becomes ‘questioned’ or is unknown.
Crucial information can be gleaned from documents to aid with criminal or civil cases ranging from analysis of suicide notes to determine if it was actually written by the deceased or another trying to cover up a crime; to the analysis of a will of a wealthy person, where it is questioned that it had been altered so a relative could receive a large estate.
Our forensic document examiners use sophisticated technology to view visible and invisible marks on a document to extract a wealth of details that may authenticate or provide additional crucial information to your case.
We are called to investigate the authenticity of typed, printed, photocopied, handwritten, and computer generated documents for a wide variety of cases such as:
- Legal documents (including contested wills, contracts, marriage certificates)
Financial and security documents (credit card application forms, mortgage agreements, bank notes)
Sabotage, Blackmail & social network investigation
Has your client's digital profile been abused online or are you or your client the victim of the alleged abuse? We have experience with advising on and carrying out forensic investigations pertaining to all of the commonly used online locations and applications including abuses on Company, Dating and Revenge Porn Websites, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, WhatsApp and Kik Messenger. One such case pertained to us providing evidence for the prosecution in a high profile celebrity case where the victim was being blackmailed by her ex partner.
Intellectual property disputes
Investigations involving stealing or misusing proprietary information from either a company or person. The information includes areas such as copyrights, trademarks, client contact information, trade secrets, patents and computer code.
Corporate theft or 'shrinkage'
Proactive and reactive advise and investigations pertaining to clients suspected of or victims of corporate theft.
If your client has been accused of stealing, use or misuse of employer's assets without permission or is a victim of the corporate theft, then we will sensitively provide assistance in this delicate situation.
Sector Forensics has many years of experience in working alongside the legal sector carrying out discovery and disclosure exercises pertaining to matrimonial disputes including complex high profile multi-million pound cases spanning the globe involving intellectual property, patents, computer code and company ownership disputes. One such example was where investigations were carried out on behalf of Martin Coward's legal team ('IKOS vs COWARD').
Civil search orders (Anton Piller)
Sector Forensics has acted on court orders to carry out digital searches and securing of computer systems contained on premises, as well as advise solicitors on the seizure of digital evidence.
Examination of emails and documents pertaining to employment disputes where one side has alleged that key files have been altered to provide a different perspective on the claim.
We can review other people’s work, continuity and procedures as well as verify findings and determine if there is any exculpatory evidence.
Sector Forensics follows industry approved policies and procedures such as the Civil Procedures Rules and pride ourselves on maintaining externally audited quality standards ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 2700:2005 to ensure compliance with the latest rules and regulations.